Mammography is an x-ray of the breasts using a special machine, the mammogram. It is an important tool for the prevention of breast cancer.
The radiation dose is very low and does not prevent women from being screened as a precaution. The test is performed annually on women over 40 years of age.
Mammography can provide information about palpable formations, but at the same time it can detect non-palpable pathologies that the woman or her doctor cannot palpate. Thus, it is possible to detect even very small-sized breast cancers even before they have presented any clinical symptoms.
In addition, even extremely small calcifications can be detected.